Sara's Fave Photos Blog

Check out my new book, Flowers of Volunteer Park Conservatory. And welcome to Sara's Fave Photos Blog at Love That Image. My goal is to take a photo that is as compelling and beautiful as in real life, with no or minimal Photoshop work. You may copy a photo but link to lovethatimage.com. Thank you for your thoughtful comments, and thanks for visiting.

Published Sunday, April 22, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Pink trees in Seattle

We were downtown Seattle for my birthday and I was so happy to see this street scene filled with puffy pink trees!

Seattle across from Pike Place Market, at dusk, complete with the words Seattle and Coffee.

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Published Thursday, April 19, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Frittilaria at the flower show

Back in February, frittilaria at the NW Flower & Garden show in Seattle—soon appearing in your backyard, if you planted some bulbs.

Delightful frittilaria, also known as “checkered tulips,” are pretty easy to grow in the garden

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Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Flower cake

Looking back at some of the wonderful images from Seattle’s NW Flower & Garden Show in February. It still feels like February outside right now!

Extremely realistic cake decorated with icing flowers at the NWFGS

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Published Saturday, April 14, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Neon love

See previous post for another image from a recent light-art installation at Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle. This fundraiser was called Lusio III, and the art was incredible. This image is one of my top faves, EVER!

Neon art with the word “love” among the ferns at Volunteer Park Conservatory, by Noble Neon

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Published Thursday, April 12, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Illuminated cactus

My favorite haunt in Seattle, the Volunteer Park Conservatory, has been having light-art events. I love them. Here are some cactus plants with paper flowers added, all illuminated with black light.

Paper flowers and real cactus in Lusio Lights event at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle

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Published Thursday, April 12, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Mexico produce display

Still thinking about my February visit to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Here is one of many, many beautiful displays of fruits and vegetables.

Colorful fruits and vegetables in Mexico indoor market

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Published Friday, April 6, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Wedding flowers

I was at the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle when a wedding was winding up. The florist did a fine, fine job!

So many kinds of lovely flowers in this wedding arrangement.

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Published Thursday, April 5, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Grape hyacinths (Muscari)

Some flowers are already blooming in the back yard. I do love these little bulbs. Their green foliage starts so early in the year, they multiply nicely, and they bloom the same time as daffodils, pretty much. Great combo.

Muscari blooming in early spring

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Published Sunday, April 1, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Plum blossoms

I have a multi-graft plum tree, and the earliest section is blooming. Such a welcome sight. Happy Spring!

Early plum tree blossoms

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Published Saturday, March 31, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Happy Easter

Here’s a white Easter Lily for you, courtesy of Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory. Have a wonderful day!

Single white Easter Lily blooming in the Volunteer Park Conservatory this week

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Published Thursday, March 29, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Hydrangea macro

Hydrangeas are some of the most beautiful flowers in close ups. I see that I have already done two posts with the title Hydrangea Macro! (Search for hydrangea in the search bar on the right.) These multi-hued ones were blooming at Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory’s Spring and Easter display, going on right now. Go see them!

Lavender and pale green hydrangea flowers, in front of blue ones

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Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018, OK personal/derivative use; link www.lovethatimage.com.

Poinsettias, outdoors

One of the great pleasures of a foreign trip is seeing what grows well there. I was so pleased to see this outdoor display of poinsettia plants in San Miguel de Allende, in Mexico, last month.

Red poinsettias decorate an outdoor space in San Miguel, Mexico

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